Author: Andrea Cremer
Publication: Philomel; 1 edition (July 26, 2011)
Description: This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended-Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer-one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack-and the man-she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.
My Thoughts: This sequel to Nightshade was a real page-turner. I hardly moved from my chair once I started reading it because I just had to know what happened next. Calla wakes up to find that she is with the Searchers - her sworn enemies. But they want her to switch over to her side. Since she has learned about the dark underside of her masters, she is willing. But she feels a lot of guilt because she left her pack behind when the saved Shay's life and ran away with him.
A lot of the action in this story concerns the rescue mission to get her pack and maybe to get Ren. Antoher source of guilt for Calla is her relationship with Ren. She loves both Shay and Ren but in different ways. She feels torn between them.
This episode let us see the Searchers side of the war and introduced a number of great characters. Adne, Connor, and Ethan were all interesting and well-rounded new characters. Even geeky and tactless Silas had his moments.
This is a must-read for anyone who has read Nightshade. It was action packed and thought provoking too.
I ran from Vail and that may have changed everything, but I still don't know where I belong.I bought this one at Amazon. You can get your copy there too.